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My name is Juliana Miller and I am a self-taught artist living in North Pole, Alaska. In 2011, I earned a BFA in Advertising from the University of Idaho. I worked at a newspaper as a layout artist and a marketing company as a graphic designer before settling into motherhood with twins. 

My artistic hunger couldn't be satiated through finger paints and crayons for long, and I began a side-venture as a freelance artist. I illustrated two children's books for a local aspiring author, where I discovered the joy of bringing other people's dreams alive through my artwork. Through that partnership I learned the nuances of self-publishing through Kindle Direct, and in the years since I have illustrated over a dozen children's books.

My work in graphic design, watercolors, oil and acrylic paintings has led to various amazing opportunities in creating original logos and custom paintings. I love learning new techniques and playing with new mediums. It is a joy to bring ideas to life on paper (or canvas).

If you've gotten this far, you probably noticed that I have the unusual hobby of drawing ridiculously silly and cute blobs. 

Blobs originated one fateful day in middle school Biology while I was looking under a microscope at my cheek cell. Mr. Spiers tasked us students with the job of drawing what we saw under the microscope. I did not care much for science, but I certainly loved drawing. I drew the amoebic shape I saw, but alas it was too boring for me, so I did what every self-respecting eighth grader would do, and I added googly eyes.

 

That day in science class, the blob was born. It was pretty cute, so I continued drawing them in other classes as well. With small adjustments and accessories, blobs were easily customizable. Soon, I was drawing my classmates and teachers as blobs.

As I grew older, I never did much more than doodle and paint blobs for fun. My friends and family were amused, but it wasn't until I was publishing other people's books that I began to wonder what others might think of them as well. 

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I stepped out into my community and attended a few bazaars and the state fair. I was blown away by the support and found that blobs were adored by people of all ages. I love to make people smile, and blobs brought lots!

 

There is so much in this world we can be discouraged by, so if I can bring a bit of joy with some wholesome cuteness, I certainly will. The purpose of Blobbify is to bring hope, lift spirits, and generate lots of smiles.

If you have an idea, send me an email or give me a call or text! 

Contact me at jules@blobbify.com • 907-978-3232